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Address: Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-246-0136
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Helicopter Tour over Hilo, the Volcano and the Lava Flows

Not a great deal happening with the Volcano in January 2016 and that is fine with the locals, We did see a little bit of Orange in a Lava Pool so that was fun. The extensive Lava... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Robert Charles I
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Brisbane Region, Australia

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a great deal happening with the Volcano in January 2016 and that is fine with the locals, We did see a little bit of Orange in a Lava Pool so that was fun. The extensive Lava Flows all over the Island were amazing. Hilo itself was under threat at one stage but the Lava stopped two blocks away. The... More 

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LaSalle, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the volcano was not too active, the ride was really good. Very safe and the pilot answered questions and gave good explanations of the area.

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1 Thank Nancycanada54
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was NOT looking forward to this helicopter ride. It wasn't something I thought I would feel safe doing but I was wrong. Our pilot, Richard, was smooth and I felt safe from the minute we took off until we landed. Richard gave a great tour with some personal stories. We did not see much in the way of lava... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Employees were all very friendly and professional. While we were in the office, we were given a safety briefing. Additionally, our pilot, Katie, gave a safety briefing in the helicopter. Katie explained several points about our flying, telling us when to be quiet in such a friendly way. She flew the helicopter in such a smooth fashion. She gave explanations... More 

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Thank Dave P
Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends went on a Safari Volcano tour for their honeymoon and told us it was the only helicopter tour to call during our recent trip to the big Island. We were SO happy with the friendly staff and the AMAZING pilot! Katie was a pro, so friendly and accommodating. I am very prone to motion sickness, and Katie managed... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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82 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several helicopter tours offered and after researching all of the companies offering the tours, we selected Safari Helicopter Tours and we were not disappointed at all with our selection. The price was right and the people were excellent. Our pilot and narrator was excellent and the flight was smooth with great viewing from all of the seats. The... More 

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sussex, England
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this company because it was small with a zero rated accident record. Our pilot Richard had been flying over the volcano for many many years and obviously enjoyed his job. We felt very safe at all times and well informed during oiur 45 minute flight over the volcanic vent which was bubbling and causing trees to burn with... More 

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Thank Sloman474
Warszawa
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience for all family, great views. Thank You Catrine our pilot for breathtaking trip and all the information:) It is the best way to see all the volcanos and waterfalls. Strongly recomended for all tourists visiting Big Island.

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Thank Ines G
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great crew, friendly, helpful,& knowledgeable. Great views of volcano and waterfalls. Pilot, Richard was very informative about the island. Full of fun facts and unique vistas.

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Thank Brenda K
Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was absolutely panicked about riding in a helicopter. My wife begged me for almost 30 years and finally, I agree. I LOVED IT! Our Pilot, Katie, was AWESOME and the ride was smoothe and we saw lava flows, tubes, tree fires and much more. THIS IS A MUST ACTIVITY! Also, buy the CD of your trip.

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